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Finally! African Sculptor El Anatsui at the ROM

I just – finally – got the press release announcing the world premiere retrospective of El Anatsui, the African artist whose shimmering, decadent textiles made from metal bottlecaps are stunningly beautiful. The artist El Anatsui. Image: ethicarts.org This is going to be THE exhibition to see in Toronto, if not Canada, this fall. I’m sure of it. El Anatsui: When
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Reel Artists Film Fest: El Anatsui, Ernst Beyeler & Sam Keller, Alex Colville

In the midst of promoting the Canadian Art Reel Artists Film Festival, which opens this Wednesday night, Feb 24th with a big gala screening and then to the public from Friday Feb 26th to Sunday 28th in Toronto, there are three under-the-radar highlights that you should know about: A wallhanging by El Anatsui at the Venice Biennale. Image: artradarasia.com 1.
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Alberta: Glenn Ligon, John Gerrard & Toronto: Dan Graham

Alberta is seeing a lot of cultural action these days. There’s Santiago Calatrava’s controversial bridge, Lethbridge’s own (and VoCA favorite) David Hoffos with a large retrospective coming up this fall at the National Gallery of Canada, and Nigerian artist El Anatsui giving a talk tomorrow at the Glenbow Museum, courtesy of the Canadian Art Foundation, to name just a few
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